If NBA games resume this season — and possibly into the start of next season — there will be no live fans in attendance at the games. However, there could be virtual fans. The league is looking into this, according to a couple of recent statements, including one from the Bucks’ Chief Marketing Officer.
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- What is revenue?
- Why do you think the NBA still wants to play games even if fans cannot be in attendance?
- In addition to ticket sales, how do NBA teams generate revenue?
- Why do you think the NBA (and other leagues) might want to create the illusion of fans in stadiums during broadcasts?
- In your opinion, would having virtual fans in the stands during broadcasts of sporting events improve the viewing experience for fans? Why or why not?